England in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2019

New Zealand vs England - 1st Test

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date: 21 November-25 November, 2019

England 197/10

RR: 2.04 | New Zealand beat England by an innings and 65 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rory Burns c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santnerc Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner317640
Dominic Sibley c BJ Watling & b Mitchell Santnerc BJ Watling & b Mitchell Santner126210
Joe Denly c BJ Watling & b Neil Wagnerc BJ Watling & b Neil Wagner3514230
Jack Leach c Tom Latham & b Mitchell Santnerc Tom Latham & b Mitchell Santner01200
Joe Root c Tom Latham & b Colin de Grandhommec Tom Latham & b Colin de Grandhomme115120
Ben Stokes bowled Tim Southeebowled Tim Southee288450
Ollie Pope c Mitchell Santner & b Neil Wagnerc Mitchell Santner & b Neil Wagner62410
Jos Buttler bowled Neil Wagnerbowled Neil Wagner01800
Sam Curran not out not out 295960
Jofra Archer c & b Neil Wagnerc & b Neil Wagner305050
Stuart Broad lbw Neil Wagnerlbw Neil Wagner0100
Extras 15 (b 12, lb 1, w 1, nb 1)
Total 197 (10 Wkts, 96.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
48-1 (Dominic Sibley,21.5), 53-2 (Rory Burns,25.1), 55-3 (Jack Leach,27.4), 69-4 (Joe Root,42.4), 121-5 (Ben Stokes,68.4), 132-6 (Joe Denly,74.3), 133-7 (Ollie Pope,76.2), 138-8 (Jos Buttler,80.1), 197-9 (Jofra Archer,96.1), 197-10 (Stuart Broad,96.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Southee20 4 60 1 3.00
Trent Boult6 4 6 0 1.00
Colin de Grandhomme10 3 15 1 1.50
Mitchell Santner40 19 53 3 1.32
Neil Wagner19.2 6 44 5 2.29
Kane Williamson1 0 6 0 6.00
Tom Latham0 0 0 0 0
Jeet Raval0 0 0 0 0
Ross Taylor0 0 0 0 0
Henry Nicholls0 0 0 0 0
BJ Watling 0 0 0 0 0

That's it from this game then. New Zealand take 1-0 lead going into the second and final Test. We will be back for that game which starts on 29th November, 2019. It starts at 1100 local (2200 GMT Previous day). Till then, take care.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says that England is an outstanding side and it took a lot of effort. Tells that their middle-order was excellent in helping them put on such a massive first innings total. Adds that they wanted to make sure they do not have to bat last on this surface. Congratulates Santner and Watling for their ton and double ton respectively. Believes that they showed incredible focus out in the middle. Credits Watling for doing that for such a long time. Feels that the surface was good and reveals that few niggles and tired legs stretched the game a bit long. Praises Santner for bowling almost throughout the day. Mentions that this was a great game of cricket played on a perfect surface.

Joe Root, the English skipper, says that their first innings total was not a good one and they missed out the opportunity there. Tells that one or two players should've scored a bigger knock. Feels that the side did a few good jobs but could not carry on. Believes that there are a number of areas they can work on and work on quickly. Feels that the decision at the toss was right but the first innings failure cost them the game. Believes this is not the end of the world and they will look to come back strong to level things up in the next game.

BJ WATLING IS MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he feels really good. Adds that they wanted to build partnerships and the guys managed to stick well. On his batting, Watling says that he just plays the situation and does not read the scorecard. Tells that he takes a little break between the series to keep the body fresh. Mentions that it is special to play in front of the home crowd. Says that keeping was a bit difficult as there were few balls which did too much.

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From there, there could only be one winner - New Zealand! All England could do is save the game, they had to bat out a little less than 4 sessions. However, losing 3 wickets at the end of Day 4 did not help. Entering Day 5, with batters like Root, Buttler, Stokes, they would have surely backed themselves to save the game. However, a resurgent Neil Wagner struck them. A fifer from him saw his side take an unassailable lead in the series.

Despite finishing with an under par score, the English bowlers had the Kiwis reeling at 127-4. They could have bagged a good first innings lead had Stokes taken the catch of Watling. That dropped proved to be one which cost the visitors the game. Dropped on 31 and he went onto score a massive double ton. He was well-supported by Nicholls first, then by Colin de Grandhomme who scored a half ton and Santner who notched up his maiden ton in Tests. Contributions from the lower-middle order saw New Zealand take a mammoth 262-run lead.

A very well-deserved win for the hosts, they were the more hungrier of the two sides and even during the crunch moments, it was them who came out on top. England though also had their moments. Like on Day 1, they finished strongly courtesy Stokes, Denly and Burns. They could have batted themselves into a strong position but collapsed and ended with a total which was below par.

What a victory for New Zealand, a thumping one in the end! A tremendous effort from the home side! Especially today, they were a bowler down, that to one of the best bowlers going around at the moment, Trent Boult and with just three bowlers, on a wicket which is still decent to bat on, taking 7 wickets against a top class side is not easy but they have done so in just over the two sessions. A whole-hearted performance by Wagner, he is the star for them as all of the last five wickets fell to him. Take a bow! Who would say that guy is a 33-year old, certainly not me judging by the way he bowled today.

96.2
0
N Wagner to Broad, OUT! Five for Wagner and it's all over for England. Low full toss, slower one as well. Broad looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. Wagner roars out a massive appeal and the umpire agrees. Broad has no option but to review, he does that but it doesn't look like he will survive. Here comes the replay, front foot is fine. Here comes the Snicko, no bat involved. Ball Tracker time, pitching in line, hitting flush on the stumps. New Zealand win by an innings and 65 runs.

Review taken by Broad after the umpire gives him out first ball. Looks dead plumb this one. No bat, shows Snicko. Here comes the Ball Tracker, pitches in line and hitting the stumps. Game over.

Stuart Broad is the last man in.

96.1
0
N Wagner to Archer, OUT! Caught! Wagner strikes and the Kiwis are just a wicket away. Back of a length ball on middle, Archer pulls it well but it goes straight to deep square leg where Matt Henry, the substitute makes no mistake. The umpire is checking for the front foot no ball. It is alright. So, Wagner celebrates.
95.6
0
M Santner to Sam Curran, Flighted delivery on off, Curran looks to defend but gets an outside edge on this one. It goes towards the first slip fielder on a bounce.
95.5
0
M Santner to Curran, Loopy delivery on middle, Curran sweeps it to square leg.
95.4
0
M Santner to Sam Curran, Tossed up delivery on middle, Curran looks to defend but gets an inside edge on this one. It goes towards the leg side.
95.3
0
M Santner to Curran, Floated delivery on middle, Curran blocks it well.
95.2
0
M Santner to Curran, BEATEN! That kept very low. Flighted delivery just outside off, Curran looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
95.1
0
M Santner to Sam Curran, Flighted delivery on middle, Curran pushes it to mid on.
94.6
0
N Wagner to Archer, Bouncer outside off, Archer leaves it alone.
94.5
0
N Wagner to Archer, Full and on middle, pushed to mid on.
94.4
0
N Wagner to Archer, Around off, Archer keeps it out.
94.3
0
N Wagner to Archer, Another bouncer on middle, Archer has no problem ducking under it.
94.2
0
N Wagner to Archer, Bouncer now! Archer ducks it away.
94.1
4
N Wagner to Archer, FOUR! Smashes it through the covers! Wow! Overpitched and outside off, Archer leans into the shot and creams it through the covers. No chance for any fieldsman.

Neil Wagner is back on. 18-6-40-3 are his figures so far.

93.6
0
M Santner to Curran, This time a proper front foot defense to this fullish ball on middle.
93.5
0
M Santner to Curran, Pitches around off and turns in again. Curran blocks off the back foot at the last moment.
93.4
0
M Santner to Curran, Quicker one outside off, Curran pokes and plays for the spin but it goes straight to beat the outside edge.
93.3
0
M Santner to Curran, Fullish and around off, Curran comes forward and blocks it out.
93.2
0
M Santner to Curran, Around off and turning in, Curran stays on the back foot and block.
93.1
0
M Santner to Curran, Flighted fuller and around off, Curran pushes it towards point.
92.6
2
Tim Southee to Archer, Full delivery outside off, Archer drives it towards covers where Williamson tries to stop it with a dive but it goes through him. He chases it down and keeps it to two.
92.5
1
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery on middle, Curran flicks it through square leg for a run.
92.4
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length on middle, Sam keeps it out.
92.3
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Good length delivery on middle, Curran defends it off the back foot.
92.2
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length on off, Sam blocks it off the back foot.
92.1
0
Tim Southee to Curran, Bowls a bouncer, Curran does well to duck under it.
91.6
0
M Santner to Archer, Flighted delivery on middle, Archer keeps it out.
91.5
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Archer defends it off the back foot.
91.4
0
M Santner to Archer, Full delivery on off, Archer drives it to mid off.
91.3
0
M Santner to Archer, BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Archer looks to defend but misses it.
91.2
0
M Santner to Archer, Tossed up delivery on middle, Archer defends it off the back foot.
91.1
1
M Santner to Curran, Flighted delivery on middle, Curran flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.
90.6
1
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery on off, Curran punches it through point for a single.
90.5
0
Tim Southee to Curran, On a good length on off, Sam defends it out.
90.4
4
Tim Southee to Curran, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery outside off, Curran guides it towards third man for a boundary. 50-run stand is up between Sam Curran and Jofra Archer.
90.3
1
Tim Southee to J Archer, Short delivery on leg, Archer pulls it through square leg for a run.
90.2
0
Tim Southee to Archer, Bowls a bouncer on middle, Archer ducks under it.
90.1
1
Tim Southee to Curran, Length delivery outside off, Sam taps it through point for a single.